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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Silver

STARS v1.2

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 51.66 Christie-Joy Hartman Dec. 23, 2013 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 18,910
Number of Undergraduate Students 18,107
Number of Graduate Students 1,820
Full-time Equivalent Employees Not Available
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 59,577,996
Percentage of students that are Residential 35.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 65.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 100.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 6,846,602.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 323,254.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 583.2
Acres of undeveloped land 104.4
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes No
Hospital No No
Farm Yes (111.0 acres) Yes
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

sources: JMU Office of Institutional Research (OIR) 2012-13 Common Data Set. FTE from OIR for 2012-13. Endowment size from OIR IPEDS F1 for 2012-13.

Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 3.50 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.02 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 1.02 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.40 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Container Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 4.60 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.03 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Landscape Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 1.55 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.14 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.20 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.45 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 2.82 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.33 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.90 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Materials Online Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 0.07 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete 0.93 / 5.00
Childcare Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Started 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Not Started 0.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Investment Policy Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in Continuing Education Complete 5.11 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 3.67 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 5.60 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Started 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Not Started 0.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Started 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00

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